“An armed society is a polite society.”
by Robert Heinlein


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So over the past few weeks, I have been posting a meme a day to Facebook; I know not everyone follows me there, so I figured I would go ahead and repost them here… especially since linking to them is a lot easier on a static site than Facebook’s nightmarish hyperlink scheme.  I created all of these memes, though I obviously cannot claim credit for the original images, so feel free to spread and use […]

possibly fake but definitely accurate

By now, most of my readers have probably seen this image, along with the various other ones floating around all branded with the Brady Campaign’s logo:

Said image’s text reading, "A rape can last 30 seconds but a murder lasts for ever. Guns are not the answer." For the Googles.

And, like most of my readers, I saw the image and immediately dismissed it as a parody – oh, to be certain, […]

keeping score on their irrelevance

Speaking of graphics, it would appear as though the hoplophobic "gun control" extremists at the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence Ownership has released another one of their yearly "scorecards"*. What does that have to do with pretty pictures? Not a darned thing, but Barron’s analysis of that scorecard generated some nice graphs that I am going to steal, along with their explanations, below:

Here is the straight comparison of the score versus the […]

quote of the day – weer’d beard

Why do "gun control" extremists hate women? Hold that question – we will come back to it.

I have to admit, the color pink does nothing for me. This is not some sexist statement; the color just has no particular attraction for me, and its extreme overuse by Hollywood socialites has all but soured me on the entire concept.

Furthermore, Better Half and I are both somewhat disheartened by firearm and firearm accessory […]

the eugenical dreams of joan peterson

I do not read Joan Peterson‘s (aka "Japete") misnamed weblog "Common Gunsense", simply because the level of derangement that woman exhibits frankly frightens me, but the cost of that restraint on my part is that I miss out on a great deal of blogfodder, which, if this post is any indication, might be just as well for my blood pressure and opinion of humanity.

To cut straight to the chase, it would appear as […]

quote of the day – joan peterson

This is me, being about as speechless as I get:

Who needs guns then? Well, hunters need guns for the sport. Some peo­ple need guns for their pro­fes­sion– law enforce­ment, secu­rity guards, peo­ple who trans­port cash from busi­nesses to banks, etc., gang mem­bers, drug car­tels, felons, rob­bers and those who, with­out a gun, could not do their jobs.

Follow the link for the full explanation (be not afraid – it does not go to […]

quote of the day – patrick

Regular readers should be wholly aware of Brady Campaign Board Member and general-purpose "gun control" extremist, Joan Peterson, and her particular inability to craft or identify logical arguments, but do you remember that Joan’s flagrant, whimsical, and ineffective attempts to censor conversations at her site were the reason Sean Sorrentino started weblogging? Patrick did, which allowed him to make this priceless comment regarding how Sean is helping improve the media’s perspective on firearm owners:


entering with a bang

It is always good to welcome yet another pro-rights weblogger into the fold, but it is even more satisfying when that individual rightfully rips the Brady Campaign a new one over their idiotic abuse of statistics in the process:

While anybody with more sense than a houseplant knows that suicide is a mental health problem, not a gun problem, and that it’s no secret nations with some of the strictest civilian gun control on […]

the failure of popularity

A random thought occurred to me yesterday as I drove past Blacksburg, VA in the torrential downpour blanketing the East Coast…

The “gun control” / anti-rights movement is largely defined – and hamstrung – by their logical fallacies, but one they keep coming back to again and again like a dog returning to its own vomit is that of the appeal to popularity – anti-rights cultists consistently and repeatedly adopt the position that because […]

discrimination by any other name

It has been a little while since I did one of these, so I will remind everyone of the ground rules – the below quote came from Dennis Henigan, but it has been modified slightly; to wit, four words have been changed to five other words. I would stress that this is not the original quote, but I would strongly argue that my changes do not change the overall tone, mentality, or bigotry of the […]

a presidential nail in the coffin of 'gun control'

Over the weekend, after over two years of relative silence on the topic, and between his non-stop golf outings and one of the largest natural disasters in recent history, Our Glorious President apparently decided to give that political third rail of “gun control” a good firm lick.

Except he did not. At least not really.

What he actually did was more-or-less parrot what pro-rights advocates have been saying for decades, interspersed with the usual unending […]

money and lies

A lot of anti-rights cultists like to make a lot of pointless noise over how the National Rifle Association is “buying” Congress, or “buying” helpful legislation, or “paying” to have “common sense gun laws” shut down. Unfortunately for those cultists, those noises are just so very much hot air, like so many other things they say:

Since 1990, lawyers contributed nearly $1.1 billion on federal campaigns alone. Plus, they spent hundreds of millions more […]

joan peterson, blood dancer extraordinaire

According to the (thankfully) inimitable Robb, japete/Joan Peterson recently wrote this:

It just isn’t a school year without a few shootings. So far 2011 has not disappointed in that regard.

Consider the phrase “has not disappointed” – the inclusion of the negative indicates that the subject of the sentence (in this case, the year “2011”) has done, to Joan (the unspoken object of the sentence), the opposite of “disappoint”. And what is the opposite, […]

common sense gun laws

And speaking of the perversion of “common sense” by anti-rights nuts, it is fairly common knowledge now that Joan Peterson is a board member of the Brady Campaign, among other anti-rights organizations, but we did not know the extent or limits of her influence.

Well, consider this news release from the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence Ownership:

Supporters of common sense restrictions on guns, from both political parties, won a number of […]

begging permission to exercise a right

It is starting to look like New York City wants their authoritarian gun laws challenged in a court of law:

Under proposed revisions to the police department’s handgun, rifle and shotgun permit procedures, the NYPD can reject gun license applicants for a number of reasons, including:

If they have been arrested or convicted of almost any “violation,” in any state; having a “poor driving history”; having been fired for “circumstances that demonstrate lack […]

quote of the day

I did my best not to quote this entire post from David Hardy, but it was somewhat difficult, given that the entire thing was giggle-inducing:

Another “this is pitiful” moment

Brady Campaign issues candidate endorsements, State and Federal.

In 21 States, they cannot find a single candidate, at either level, that they endorse.

Is it a bad sign for a distinctly political organization to discover they have no candidates at either the state or […]